8 comments on “The Quiet Forest of Autumn – Unexpected Findings

  1. Hi Ashley, amazing pic of the snake in the tree, what a find! What a surprise to see the parakeet on the beach and also the kelp gull. And of course it was good to see some footage of one of my favourite birds, the bar tailed godwit. Have a good weekend and be safe.

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    • Thanks Sue, yes some surprises , and I always enjoy seeing my Godwit friends starting to gain their breeding plumage just before they leave. I do miss seeing them on the beach during Winter months. I am keen to see if any juveniles will be staying back this year, there were none last year which was unusual. Enjoy your weekend also and enjoy social distancing with a walk in the fresh air, thats what we did today, and so did many others. 🙂

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  2. I enjoyed adventuring along with you and your wife here in this post, as you heard or seen the next bird! Wonderful photos and videos, thank you to you both! I hope the parakeet finds its owners, and oh my, the python lying in the tree, incredible sighting! I loved the Noisy Miner feeding on the Bush Fuchsiar flowers, gorgeous!!! Be smart, be safe, be well, my friend!

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    • Thanks Donna, yes the Parakeet was a surprise, and more the surprise was where it was resting, certainly not the choice for a member of the Parrot family. It is interesting that the larger heavier snakes are the less venomous, or non venomous in this case, but the smallest snakes are the most deadly. The Fierce Snake or Inland Taipan found in deserts of Australia is the deadliest snake in the world. It is only small but one drop of its venom can kill 100 humans. Stay safe likewise my friend in these uncertain times. ‘We have a Friend who sticks closer than a brother.’ – Prov 18:24 🙂

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  3. Hello Ashley, Uncertain times indeed.
    Parks Vic, have closed several of the major visitor traffic parks in Victoria.
    I suppose it is as much for the security of the staff as anything.

    Interestingly on their website about C19, they state that “The vast majority of the remainder of parks will remain open, however, it is recommended ‘social distancing’ be practiced”.
    Interestingly the statement has changed since yesterday when it read that park visits were a good way to practice social distancing, and health.

    The Godwits look super don’t they in their rich dress, lovely to see.
    And the Kelp Gull is a beaut find. Not often seen here locally.

    I hope you are able to get out and about in the foreseeable future, as I think your blog, and pictures really give a chance to put the desperate situations we find ourselves forced into to one side for a brief spell, and soak up the atmosphere of a greater story.
    Keep up the good work.

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    • Thanks David, yes interesting how they realised the benefit of parks at this time. I have been advocating it from Facebook also and others have taken it up that these are places we can go and recreate safely, as well as actually having contaminant health benefits. Thanks also for your kind comments toward my blog. My wife and I likewise appreciate your photographic skills and expertise in every post of yours. Though I do not aspire to such beautiful detail with my limited skill and resources, we all have our own place and purpose in the scheme of it all. The good thing is that we can share our treasures with one another through our posts with those of like appreciation. Praying we all stay well through these rapidly changing times. 🙂


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